I'm writing in reference to Tom Ward's opinion column, "Keep Voter ID, Repair Messed Up Voter Rolls" in the Oct. 16 edition.
Publisher Ward gives credit to former Deputy Secretary of State, Nellie... more
To our family, friends, colleagues, and Buy-Local family - Thank You! Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and we continue to be humbled by your generosity. So many people opened their hearts... more
Kudos to those responsible for erecting the gorgeous flag pole and American flag at Franklin Farm. You succeeded in maintaining the bucolic beauty of our rural Cumberland.
Mary Ellen Lukasiewicz... more
Speaking from an overall financial point of view, anyone who believes the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) approval has any real material impact on the financial aspects of that portion of the... more
I was asked by (Town Council President) John Flaherty to serve on the committee to promote the Invest in NS bond. I declined to join this group and explained that I did not agree with the bond and... more
Congressman David N. Cicilline and Sen. Jack Reed have succeeded in passing legislation in committee to establish a National Park in the Blackstone River Valley. The valley is the birthplace of the... more
Right now we are smack dab in the midst of election fervor. As a state, we will soon choose those leaders whom we want to represent us. Or, at the very least, choose against those we do not want to... more
Are we no longer gentlemen, or to be PC, gentlepersons? As a former chairman of the Smithfield Republican Town Committee, "back in the day" our two main parties had a verbal agreement not to display... more
I recently saw sleazy pictures of North Providence Town Council candidate Shane Piche with scantily clad women. I am outraged that he expects to gain public trust and respect while displaying such... more
In November, voters in North Smithfield will be asked to vote for 12 changes to the Town Charter. Two of these changes are of particular concern to us.
Question 18 - Article 4 is summarized in one... more
Oftentimes in conversation I am asked what I think should be done to help improve the state's economy. For me the answer is simple: the creation of good paying, upper middle class jobs. Now consensus... more
In addition to the various state and local races and townwide bond issues there will be several charter questions on this year's ballot.
One of these charter questions is number 22 which would allow... more
There is a real need to have open government in North Providence, and always has been. One of the main problems is a lack of understanding about the laws that regulate what you should, can or cannot... more
On the ballot for the Nov. 4 election is a very important question for the town of Cumberland: "Should a new Public Safety Complex be built?"
Resoundingly, the answer is "approve." I worked in the... more
I heard on the news that on Oct. 15 President Obama was in Dallas, Texas, at Emory Hospital, where a second nurse came down with the Ebola disease. He made this statement: "I shook hands with, hugged... more
In their letters regarding the Nov. 4 referendum on whether to convene a constitutional convention, Steve Brown and George Nee raise a laundry list of objections to a constitutional convention. The... more
On Nov. 4, Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not they wish to convene a Constitutional Convention (Con Con). We stand on the brink of a dangerous precipice. If Question... more
Citizens have a civic responsibility to vote, among other things. They need do so in order to insure the integrity of our form of government, something that was once taught in school, in "Civics... more
One should think long and hard before voting for Fran Johannis for our North Smithfield School Committee. During a previous term on the School Committee she led the charge for the expenditure of $15,... more
North Smithfield Town Administrator candidate Anthony Guertin has stated he will "spend our hard earned tax dollars better, not more," "work cooperatively with the Budget Committee" and "work... more